Saturday, January 2, 2010

C4C18-All Dotty with Innovative Stamp Creations!

Our Super Duper Hostess this month is Lori and she challenged us to get Dotty with it this week! Use some Polka Dots on your card. Our Sponsor, Innovative Stamp Creations sent me the most beautiful images. When I saw this gorgeous Butterfly, I automatically thought of Emboss resist.

It's been a Long time since I've used any techniques in stamping and I had a lot of fun with this. In addition to using the Butterfly as the main image, I used the smaller dragonfly and Speckle stamp to create a background and to add some additional dimension into the main image.

I felt the need to glitter it up a little bit, just adding a tad. Emboss resist is just the easiest technique.

If you've never tried it, all you need to do is heat emboss an image and then sponge or brayer ink over the image. I prefer to use sponges, so that I can use more than one colour in my creation!

Head on over to the C4C blog to see the beautiful creations and play along with us please! Would love to see what you've come up with.

I zipped home quickly to do my post, now I'm back to the lake for more skating! I am quite enjoying this Christmas Holiday and hope to be back into the swing of things, with regular posts and time to check out your blogs as well

Happy Stamping!



  1. This is beautiful, love the colors and sparkles!

  2. WOW Vicki...This is Gorgeous!! Just Stunning!!

    Happy 2010!!

    Big Hugs - LORi

  3. Just beautiful Vicki! I love the embossing and the beautiful scalloping for the border! Happy New Year to you!

  4. ~*~*~*~*~*~ Happy New Year Nicki ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    What a stunning card you've created using your images via ~~Innovative Stamp Creations~~. And the background CS you chose is perfect for this image. Guess you know what I'll be doing over my last few days home [*wink*]

    Again ..... what a splendid card you made as well as sharing LOADS of inspiration :)

  5. Just gorgeous, Vicki!!! Love the colors you used! Happy New Year!

  6. Oh my gosh - that is beautiful!!! I love the colour combo too. Okay girl...I'm waiting for a skating video on here!!!!! Set up that tripod and get some video of you and the boys doing a triple axle on the lake!!!!
    Luv ya

  7. Vicki, this is stunning!! Love the embossed image with the subtle color around it!! What a really FUN vacation hun!! Have fun skating!! LOL!!!

  8. I just love your idea of doing the image in emboss resist! the colors are perfect too!
    really nice job

  9. WOW, love your beautiful butterfly. Perfect use of the emboss resist technique. The butterfly just pops on those beautiful colors you used and the glitter is awesome. An excellent job!

  10. I am so glad you showed us that butterfly up close and personal...would have missed the dazzle.....this is such a beautiful and artsy

  11. This is really so beautiful! You are right....heat embossing was perfect for it!! Wonderful job!


  12. WOW Vicki, this is gorgeous! I love the butterfly and what a great idea to use the emboss resist technique, it is truly beautiful!

  13. Hello Vicki, I love the white ribbon and the charm.

  14. ooooh! this is very "mystical" looking! Soooo pretty! Love the blue and green together.


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